Local & Regional
12:22 pm
Mon November 2, 2009

Holiday Outlook

Omaha, NE – Survey: Midwest holiday sales slump expected

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) A survey of business leaders and managers in nine Midwest and Plains states suggests holiday shoppers could be in a bah-humbug kind of mood this year.

Supply managers surveyed in the Business Conditions Index for the Mid-America region expect holiday sales to decline by 1.6 percent from last year.

Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the monthly survey. He says a normal holiday season would see a 6 percent growth in sales.

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Local & Regional
9:48 am
Mon November 2, 2009

Sperry Lawsuit

Sperry, OK – Former employee sues Sperry schools

SPERRY, Okla. (AP) A former employee of Sperry Public Schools has sued the district alleging she was forced to serve playground duty in the sun although she has skin cancer.

Keli Morgan, a former Cherokee Nation family advocate for Sperry Elementary School, filed the complaint Friday in U.S. District Court in Tulsa. It alleges the district failed to accommodate her under the Americans With Disabilities Act.

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Local & Regional
9:47 am
Mon November 2, 2009

Tag Agents Not Following Law

Oklahoma City, OK – Some agents not asking for donation as required

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Records show some Oklahoma tag agents are not following a state law that requires them to ask customers to consider donating $1 for organ donation education.

The law says tag agents and their employees must ask for the donation from anyone getting a driver's license, identification card, title or tag. Some agents have collected nothing in the past year.

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Local & Regional
8:42 am
Sun November 1, 2009

Disappointment for Golden Hurricane

Tulsa, OK – SMU and frosh QB gets past Tulsa 27-13

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Freshman quarterback Kyle Padron threw for 354 yards, turning two broken plays into scoring passes, in his first career start to lead SMU to a 27-13 victory over Tulsa on Saturday.

Padron, who came off the bench a week ago, completed 20 of 30 passes for the Mustangs (4-4, 3-1 C-USA).

Padron broke a 7-7 tie in the third quarter when he scrambled and found running back Shawnbrey McNeal in the flat. He twisted his way 36 yards for a score.

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Local & Regional
8:34 am
Sun November 1, 2009

Investigation Requested

Governor Brad Henry
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Henry requests parole board investigation

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry wants the Pardon and Parole Board to investigate the case of a former state inmate to determine if he is innocent and can have his record expunged.

Henry made the request on Friday regarding the case of Gene Weatherly, to whom Henry granted a pardon in 2007. The governor says he is unable to decide whether Weatherly is innocent with the information he has.

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Local & Regional
8:29 am
Sun November 1, 2009

Oklahoman Killed

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoman dies in Afghanistan


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Department of Defense says an Air Force civilian from Oklahoma has died in Afghanistan.

The Defense Department identified the civilian as Frank R. Walker, 66, of Oklahoma City. It says Walker died of noncombat related medical causes on Wednesday at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.

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What's New?
4:50 pm
Sat October 31, 2009

Intelligence Squared

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Local & Regional
8:21 am
Sat October 31, 2009

Boil Order

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McAlester, OK – DEQ issues boil advisory

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality says E. coli has been detected in the drinking water at an alcohol and drug treatment center in Pittsburg County.

DEQ officials on Friday issued a boil advisory for Narconon-Arrowhead after water samples indicated the presence of the bacteria.

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Local & Regional
8:20 am
Sat October 31, 2009

Halloween '09

Tulsa, OK – The emergency room is the last place parents want to take their little ghosts and goblins on Halloween night, and Attorney General Drew Edmondson and the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) are reminding parents, children and motorists to be safe.

"It's great fun for the kids to dress up as their favorite superhero or princess and roam the neighborhood collecting candy," Edmondson said. "But don't let the excitement of the night turn into a spooky trip to the hospital."

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